网络科技

    今日:485| 主题:279116
收藏本版
互联网、科技极客的综合动态。

[科技] Department of Homeland Security: Hackers probing voting systems

[复制链接]
空心策 投递于 2016-10-2 09:27:27
77 2
Hackers stole my vote. The US Department of Homeland Security hopes you'll never have to say that.
            Sean Rayford/Getty Images        "Don't blame me, I voted for the other candidate (but hackers stole my ballot)."
  You might chuckle, but apparently that's a bumper sticker we might soon encounter for real -- if election officials aren't careful.
  The US Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Saturday saying    hackers have been casing state voting systems, and it offered its cybersecurity assistance to any states that request it.  
  Hack-based threats to the election process "aren't just in the future -- they are here today," the DHS said in a release on its site. "In recent months, malicious cyber actors have been scanning a large number of state systems, which could be a preamble to attempted intrusions. In a few cases, we have determined that malicious actors gained access to state voting-related systems."
  Despite that access, the department said it had no evidence of data being manipulated.
  The statement follows a letter sent last week to the National Association of State Election Directors by a bipartisan group of congressional heavyweights. The letter encourages the states to get help from the DHS and other agencies.
  "We urge the states to take full advantage of the robust public and private sector resources available to them to ensure that their network infrastructure is secure from attack," reads the letter (    PDF), signed by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate minority leader Harry Reid.  
  It also follows an August report that the FBI had found evidence that two state    election databases had been infiltrated by foreign hackers. The bureau issued an alert the same month urging states to increase the security of their voting systems.  
  Aside from the report about the FBI, the election season has seen a flurry of headlines about cyberattacks. Last month, documents posted to a self-described hacktivist site    appeared to reveal sensitive informationon the movements of First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. (The authenticity of the docs has not been confirmed.) Other targets have included    former Secretary of State Colin Powelland the    Democratic National Committee.  
  Last month also saw the news that    hackers had made off with personal informationassociated with at least    a half billion Yahoo Mail accounts, the largest data breach in history.  
  This isn't the first time the DHS has spoken out about a cyberthreat to the elections. In August, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said    the US government should consider classifying voting systems as critical infrastructure, like power grids or dams, a move that would put election setups under greater scrutiny.  
  The latest statement from the DHS said that so far 21 states have raised their hands for assistance.



上一篇:美国直播鼻祖Meerkat官方宣布正式关闭
下一篇:US hands internet control to ICANN
天启小苹果 投递于 2016-10-2 10:58:28
吾表兄,年四十余.始从文,连考三年而不中.遂习武,练武场上发一矢,中鼓吏,逐之出.改学医,自撰一良方,服之,卒.
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

12332 投递于 2016-10-3 05:59:14
看起来好像不错的样子
回复 支持 反对

使用道具 举报

我要投稿

回页顶回复上一篇下一篇回列表
手机版/CoLaBug.com ( 粤ICP备05003221号 | 文网文[2010]257号 | 粤公网安备 44010402000842号 )

© 2001-2017 Comsenz Inc.

返回顶部 返回列表